• What if I told you there are 5 things you can do before getting out of bed that will change your day? Would you do them? | lifestyle | sleep | hydration | stretching | yoga | smile | intentions | living your best life | gratitude | Aging | menopause | attitude of gratitude | Two Southern Sweeties | #gratitude #lifechanging
    Beauty,  Health,  Life After 50,  The Second Act

    5 Things To Do Before Getting Out Of Bed

    Two Southern Sweeties 5 Things To Do Before Getting Out Of Bed What if I told you there are 5 things you can do before getting out of bed that will change your day? Would you do them? Would you at least try doing them for a week or so? When I was younger I used to just pop out of bed and go about my day. It never occurred to me that there could be a proper or good way to start my day and that I wouldn’t even have to leave my bed to do it. Now that I am older, I try to do things at a…

  • Have you been wondering "What in the world is this whole "Second Act" thing? Well I am going to break it down for you in this post! midlife, second life, life after 50
    The Second Act

    The Second Act

    Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called the Second Act and were wondering “What in the world is this whole “Second Act” thing? Well I am going to break it down for you in this post! There are many reasons that people find themselves in The Second Act of their lives. Below I have listed just a few. Divorce This was a big one for me personally. Just days after my 49th birthday, my husband walked out. Many people at this stage in their lives (myself included) had been out of the work force and raising kids for many years and now needed to figure out how to survive. Empty…

  • It Might Not Be What You Think - This post will really surprise you if you are used to all the negativity of life after 50. | 50 plus | menopause | aging | fashion over 50 | second act | #aging #midlife
    The Second Act

    What Not To Wear After Age 50 – It Might Not Be What You Think

    Google ” what not to wear after age 50 ” and you will have your pick of thousands of articles telling you what looks terrible on your old  body. I want to point out to the writer who wrote the ‘no-no’ article, you need to remember you are writing for women after age 50, not preschoolers. I don’t think I’ve said ‘no-no’ since my youngest was a toddler. We could spend hours studying the clothes we shouldn’t wear after age 50 and the slang we shouldn’t use and the makeup techniques we need to retire.   Here’s me, weighing in on this topic. You are over 50 for f*ck’s sake.…

  • Humor,  Life After 50,  The Second Act

    Yearly Dementia Test

    Our Yearly Dementia Test It’s that time of year for us to take our annual dementia test.Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert. If you don’t use it, you lose it!Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take the test presented here to determine if you’re losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don’t see the answers until you’ve made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and…

  • 50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 While by no means complete, this is a very insightful list of possible goals for women. | 50 plus | over 50 | midlife | menopause | second act | women over 50 |
    The Second Act

    50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50

    50 Things Every Woman Should Have By Age 50 Woman over the age of 50 make up a very large portion of the population these days. After all, if you haven’t heard, 50 is the new 30! While by no means complete, this is a very insightful list of possible goals for those of us that are over 50. 1. An old boyfriend who makes you smile with melancholy when you remember him and an old boyfriend who makes you proud of how far you’ve come. 2. A piece of furniture that has never been previously owned by anyone in your family that you bought with your own money and makes…